Hot Weather

first_imgwas the official high temperature in Fort St. John yesterday and, the forecast says we could get to 28 today. However, the temperatures in this region are not even close, to those in the southern interior. Listen to some of these highs, as recorded and reported by CKNW meteorologist, Mark Madryga…[asset|aid=65|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Hot Weather_1_Pub.mp3]Nevertheless, the average daily maximum in July in this area is only 21.2, so we could exceed that today by about seven degrees. The record Fort St. John high for the month is 33.3 degrees, set on the 19th, in 1944. However, the all-time record high of 33.6 degrees was set, on August 9th of 1981.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Wedding canopies, prayer shawls big hits

first_imgOWNER: Shoshana Enosh ESTABLISHED: 1989 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We make fine Judaica prayer shawls and wedding canopies/kipot. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I was attending Jewish functions and realized the need for some artistic input. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? From being in a Jewish world at times and noticing a lack of art. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Six months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Developed ideas, created samples and contacted Judaic stores. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? Roughly $2,000, from the profits of another business. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Myself. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The success we’ve had. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $120,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To be able to pay more money to the people who do such wonderful work for me. To be considered for a small business profile: You should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Shosha BUSINESS ADDRESS: 18744 Parthenia St., Suite 1, Northridge, CA 91324 PHONE: (818) 886-5021 WEB SITE: last_img read more

History can wait as Guardiola plans Christmas rotation

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola watches from the touchline during their match against Bournemouth in Manchester, north west England, on December 23, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFNEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Dec 26 – Pep Guardiola will put squad rotation ahead of rewriting the European football history books when runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City visit Newcastle on Wednesday.Guardiola’s side crushed Bournemouth on Saturday to make it 17 successive league victories, two short of the current record for the top five European leagues, set by Bayern Munich during the current City manager’s reign with the Germany club. But as City continue to battle for silverware in four competitions, and negotiate the gruelling fixture schedule over the Christmas period, Guardiola is more interested in making sure his stars keep up their intense style of play than in setting new records.“Fatigue, I don’t think it will be a problem. It may happen but we’ve a good enough squad,” Guardiola said.“Gabriel (Jesus) didn’t play against Bournemouth – he played 120 minutes against Leicester (in the League Cup) and he’s the best fighter in the high pressing I’ve ever seen in my life. He helps us a lot with our intensity.“Danilo, Bernardo, (Ilkay) Gundogan all helped us against Bournemouth. We have Yaya (Toure).“Last game, (Oleksandr) Zinchenko was man of the match and he was not in the squad against Bournemouth.“Of course we will rotate in this period. We have a game every four days. Everyone that has played in the past is going to play in the future.”Nevertheless, the fixture list has been relatively kind to City in terms of quality of opposition over Christmas and New Year, with the Newcastle game followed by a visit to Crystal Palace and home meeting with Watford – all clubs struggling for form.There is the real prospect that by the time City visit Liverpool in mid-January, they will have broken the record and have 20 straight league victories – not that Guardiola is motivated by the prospect.“All it means is we’ve won a lot of games. Since August we have won a lot of games and that’s why we are happy,”he said.“Our lives are better when we win, it’s simple like that. But I’m not going to sleep thinking about if I am going to break a record from my time at Bayern Munich. It’s nothing special.“It’s about Newcastle. I could not see them over the last few days of this Christmas time.“So now I’ll sit down with my staff with our laptops, try to discover what they do and keep our pace and intensity with and without the ball.”– Confidence boost –Guardiola expects Vincent Kompany to retain his place against Newcastle after the injury-prone defender made a successful return from his latest lay-off in the Bournemouth victory.And, of his fringe players, Gundogan, Bernardo and Jesus are the most likely to start at St James’ Park.Meanwhile, Rafael Benitez has urged Newcastle to build on their dramatic 3-2 victory at West Ham, a first win for more than two months which lifted his side out of the relegation zone.Newcastle are two points clear of the bottom three as they look to improve on a woeful home record against City, who are unbeaten in their last 10 visits to Tyneside.“We have been on a bad run but we have kept working hard and maintained belief,” Benitez said.“The victory has given us a big boost in confidence, and it will be good if we can now back that up result against Manchester City.”Benitez, who was forced to make changes against the Hammers due to illness and injury, hopes to have more options available against City.Serbian international forward Aleksandar Mitrovic is again a doubt with a back problem, but midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is set to return after serving a two-match suspension.“We will assess the players over the next couple of days and pick a side to go out and give their all against City,” Benitez said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Beleaguered Brazilians sick of fuss over Neymar’s toe

first_imgThe sport’s most expensive player ever underwent surgery Saturday at Mater Dei hospital in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte.The private, ultra-modern facility’s tinted windows make it look more like an office building. The roof boasts a chopper pad, which Neymar used when he was released from the hospital on Sunday.Across the street is a decrepit maternity hospital called Odete Valadares. Like most state-run hospitals in Brazil, it is short on staff and all kinds of equipment, even beds. The pale pink paint is peeling. Several windows are broken.A helicopter carries Brazilian football star Neymar away from the exclusive hospital after he underwent foot surgery, but many of his compatriots are growing tired of the focus on the multi-millionaire’s injury © AFP/File / Nelson ALMEIDA“We need more beds in the neo-natal emergency room. Sometimes patients have to sleep on cots,” said Dr. Klaus Morales on Facebook the day of Neymar’s surgery on a broken metatarsal.“Fifty meters from here in the Mater Dei hospital, Neymar will undergo surgery on a toe,” Morales wrote. “Helicopters are flying over the area non-stop and the news media focus only on this, while our patients here must wait hours to be treated,” said Morales.The situation was disgraceful, he added.– Glamor and affection –Dozens of camera crews staked out spots for hours outside the Mater Dei hospital while Neymar was inside — the fate of Brazil team at this year’s World Cup finals could rest on him making a full recovery.And Neymar’s teammates will sorely miss him when they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.But no-one was covering the problems that many Brazilians face, said Priscila Silveira, a 28-year-old government employee in Belo Horizonte.“The public health system is in a state of crisis and we have major crime problems that do not get the attention they deserve in the news media,” she said.Brazil has one of the world’s highest homicide rates, and after two years of recession that is just now beginning to ease, the jobless rate is almost 12 percent.“For us it is hard to see a public figure abroad such as Neymar while we here are suffering because of so many things, such as violence, muggings every day, a terrible public education system, besides all the problems with corruption,” said Aderaldo Pulquerio, 47, a maintenance worker.The same gripes are heard in Rio de Janeiro, where Geraldo de Oliveira, a 62-year-old taxi driver, could not disguise his anger.“It is minor surgery on a toe. If that happened to the rest of us, we would not manage to be operated on or treated. But since that guy has money, he can do it,” said de Oliveira.Among the Neymar fans who turned out Saturday at the Mater Dei hospital was a man in a wheelchair named Sanderson. He carried a sign that read: “I broke my heel and knee. I need your support and that of your medical team.”Neymar began rehab Sunday at his 10-million-dollar home on the coast near Rio.His neighbors include celebrites and politicians accused of corruption.This does not help his popularity, although the player caters to younger fans on social media, always with a touch of glamor and controversy.On Friday, the day before his surgery, Neymar published on Instagram a photo in which he is seen giving his girlfriend Bruna Marquezine, an actress, a passionate kiss as she sits on him in a wheelchair.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar arrives in Belo Horizonte for the operation on his foot, but ordinary Brazilians say the blanket coverage of the football star’s plight masks the country’s problems © AFP/File / NELSON ALMEIDABELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Mar 6 – News crews from around the world may have flocked to cover Neymar’s foot operation but some Brazilians would rather see the spotlight on the country’s woes.No-one here doubts the talent of the 26-year-old star of the Brazilian national team and Paris Saint-Germain. But people are sick of seeing him treated like a pampered rich kid.last_img read more

Ex-Madrid chief tips De Gea to QUIT United and make Bernabeu move

first_imgRamon Calderon has told talkSPORT he expects David De Gea to quit Manchester United and sign for Real Madrid before the close of the transfer window.The Spanish goalkeeper has been linked with a return to his home country throughout the summer, but the deal appeared to have gone cold in recent days.The rumour mill was reignited at the start of the week, however, following the arrival at Old Trafford of Argentine international stopper Sergio Ramos.And Calderon believes the proposed deal will be resurrected.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “If De Gea wants to leave it will be difficult to keep him. It seemed as though United thought it was inevitable and the signing of Romero suggests they decided to do something. Maybe they are playing poker and trying to push Madrid into letting them have Sergio Ramos.“Madrid needs a goalkeeper like De Gea. They let [Iker] Casillas go because they were sure they would get De Gea, and I think in the end De Gea will be coming. That’s my opinion.”last_img read more

Million-dollar auto had hit 120 mph before hitting pole

first_img Aside from Eriksson’s story, there was no sign that there was more than one person in the car, Brooks said. Eriksson suffered a bloody nose, and the only blood in the car was on the driver’s side air bag – not the passenger air bag. Also, Eriksson’s blood-alcohol level was .09 percent, just above the legal limit of .08 for drunk driving, and police found a gun at the scene, Brooks said. If detectives determine that Eriksson was behind the wheel, he could be charged with drunk driving, lying to a police officer and other violations, Brooks said. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s run into trouble with the law. He was convicted of fraud and counterfeiting in Sweden in 1993 and 1994, and has been linked to a group known as the Uppsala Mafia, according to authorities. Whoever was behind the wheel of the Enzo was driving Ferrari’s top-of-the-line car, named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari. Only 399 Enzos were manufactured between 2002 and 2004, with one more made for Pope John Paul II in 2005. The Catholic Church auctioned that car off for $1.275 million to benefit charity. The original sticker price was $643,330, but the Enzo usually resells for about $1 million. “This is the pinnacle of Ferrari automobiles – and just about any automobile produced today,” said Dustin Troyan, who hosts car shows every Sunday at Village Coffee Roaster in Woodland Hills. “This is the best. It has incorporated a lot of Formula One technology into a drivable car. This is a work of art. With one less, the value of every other Enzo just went up.” Like F1 race cars, the Enzo is designed to be able to withstand high-speed crashes, experts said. Tuesday, it performed just as advertised – the carbon fiber body disintegrated around the cabin, totaling the car but leaving its passenger nearly unharmed. “To cut it in half like that is a very significant impact, and to have people walk away, it shows how safe these cars really are,” said James Del Pozzo, general sales manager at Ferrari of Beverly Hills. “It’s very sad. It is just a car, but at the same time, it’s a very special car.” A list of Enzo owners looks like a who’s who of the rich and famous – entrepreneur Steve Wynn, actor Nicholas Cage, musician Eric Clapton, clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger. The car goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 217.5 mph. It has gull-wing doors and sits 3.9 inches off the ground, with a special button on the steering-wheel mount that allows the driver to lift the front suspension a few inches more. Then there’s the V-12 engine that cranks out 650 horsepower. “If you’re riding with somebody who knows what they’re doing, it is an experience like no other,” said Carbon McCoy of Ferrari Market Letter, a newsletter for Ferrari owners. “The braking, the acceleration, the handling, it’s phenomenal. “The car is the complete package. Nothing compares.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 Enzo Ferrari Named for its founder, the late Enzo Ferrari Designed as something close to a street-legal Formula One car Carbon-fiber body with engine in a compartment behind the driver. It sits 3.9 inches off the ground; a special button on the steering-wheel mount allows the driver to lift the front suspension a few inches more Top speed estimated at 217 mph Goes from 0 to 100 mph in 6.6 seconds. Airbags for both driver and passenger The doors and part of the roof swing up and forward to open 399 manufactured in Italy Original price about $650,000, though resale can run $1 million or more Sources: Crain’s Detroit,, MSN Autos160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MALIBU – A million-dollar top-of-the-line Ferrari – a cherry-red masterpiece that rockets from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds – sat in pieces early Tuesday on Pacific Coast Highway. Nearby was the owner, a Swedish playboy with a bloody nose. Authorities said he had alcohol on his breath and told a wild tale about a German named Dietrich who crashed the Enzo Ferrari, splitting it in two and proving that the car was made not only for speed but for passenger safety. By the end of the day, police were still trying determine who was behind the wheel of the car – which uses racing technology and is designed to withstand high-speed crashes – and why it was speeding down PCH at 120 mph before it crashed at 6:15 a.m. At the center of their investigation is Stefan Eriksson, 44, a disgraced electronics executive who police believe might have used the streets of Los Angeles as his personal Formula One course. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “It’s all beginning to come together,” said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Philip Brooks. “Pretty soon, we’ll have it all figured out.” Eriksson told authorities he was riding in the passenger seat, and that a man named Dietrich was driving, when the car went out of control and hit a power pole near Decker Road. Dietrich bolted into the underbrush, Eriksson said, leaving him to deal with police. “When we got there, we were searching for the German,” Brooks said. “As far as we’re concerned, the driver is still outstanding.” But police are also pursuing the theory that Eriksson spent Monday night and Tuesday morning drinking with friends at a Beverly Hills house when they decided to drive to Malibu to race the Enzo against a silver Mercedes SLR, a sports car with a top speed of 208 mph. “Once the Ferrari crashed, the driver of the Mercedes took off,” Brooks said. “We haven’t found the Mercedes yet, but my investigators are working on it. They’re very good.” last_img read more

Try farmers markets

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Third Street and Arizona Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Silver Lake: 3700 Sunset Blvd. (between Edgecliff and Maltman avenues), 8 a.m. to noon Sundays. Studio City: Ventura Place (near Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Thousand Oaks: The Oaks mall at the east end parking lot (across the street from Armstrong Nursery), 3 to 6:30 p.m. in Thursdays in winter, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in summer. Slow cooking with fresh, natural ingredients is all the rage in culinary circles, and farmers markets are the best suppliers. Markets small and large carry fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, exotic meats and cheeses, breads, wine, and natural bath and beauty products. Instead of the grocery store, try shopping at your local farmers market for a week and try new things. Beverly Hills: 9300 block of Civic Center Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Burbank: Olive Avenue between Third Street and Glenoaks Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Calabasas: 23504 Calabasas Road, across from Sagebrush Cantina, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Channel Islands Harbor: 3350 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Encino: 17400 Victory Blvd. (between Balboa Boulevard and White Oak Avenue), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Glendale: 100 block North Brand Boulevard (between Broadway and Wilson Avenue), 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. Hollywood: Ivar and Selma avenues (between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Malibu: Los Angeles County Civic Center Complex, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Montrose: Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Northridge: Northridge Fashion Center, Tampa Avenue and Plummer Street, 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays (April through October) Oxnard: Downtown Plaza Park (Corner of Fifth and C streets), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. Pasadena: Victory Park, N. Sierra Madre Boulevard at Paloma Street, 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays; Villa Park, 363 E. Villa St. (corner of Garfield Avenue), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Santa Clarita: College of the Canyons parking lot 8, 26455 Rockwell Road, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sundays. Downtown Newhall, San Fernando Road and Sixth Street, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Santa Monica: Arizona Avenue and Second Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Ocean Park and Main Street, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Cloverfield Avenue and Pico Boulevard market has been temporarily relocated to the Santa Monica Airport, Airport Avenue and McDonnell Douglas Loop South, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Early Champions League exit ‘would not be embarrassing’ for Spurs, says Pochettino

first_imgMauricio Pochettino insists there would be no shame if Tottenham crash out of the  Champions League at the group stage this season.Spurs have claimed just one point from their first three European games of the season, and realistically need to beat PSV at Wembley on Tuesday to have any chance of progressing to the knock-out round. 3 “We need to wait today until after the scan to have a better idea,” the Argentinian added.“The most important thing is he didn’t suffer an injury to his bone and that is good.“Maybe his ligament is damaged but we need to know, after the scan we will know better.”Dembele joins Eric Dier (thigh), Victor Wanyama (knee), Danny Rose (groin) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) on the injury list, while Hugo Lloris is suspended following his red card in Eindhoven. 3 Tottenham’s only point was from a 2-2 draw with PSV in Holland, while they still face a home clash with Inter Milan and trip to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona.The club marketed their qualification for this tournament by saying the only place to see Champions League football in London this season would be in their new stadium – with Chelsea and Arsenal playing in the Europa League.However, there is every possibility Spurs could be knocked out of the competition before they even set foot in their new home ground and join their London rivals in the second-tier competition.But Pochettinho insists it would not be an embarrassment for the club if they are knocked out before Christmas.“When you compete at that level against Inter Milan or PSV, of course Barcelona, it is not easy to go to the next stage of the Champions League and qualify,” the manager said on Monday.“When you are competitive at that level, if you are not good enough, if you are not clinical or defend poorly like in the last minute in the Inter Milan game. 3center_img Dembele is out of the PSV game with an ankle injury Spurs conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 at Inter Milan earlier this season Mauricio Pochettino insists it would not be embarrassing for Tottenham if they didn’t make the knock-out stages “If you don’t deserve to go, it’s disappointing but not embarrassing.“We all feel disappointed because we cannot deliver the possibility of playing the Champions League in our new stadium, but it wasn’t in our hands, there were many things that complicated it. It is impossible to blame the club.“If we are able to win tomorrow and have the possibility to go to the next stage maybe we can play in the Champions League in March in the new stadium.”Spurs have a number of injury concerns for the PSV clash, with Mousa Dembele the latest victim following his ankle injury at Wolves on Saturday.The Belgium midfielder will have a scan on Monday when the extent of the injury should become clearer.last_img read more


first_imgLEAVING Cert students celebrating results should do it with care, a county councillor said today.Speaking as thousands of Leaving Cert students receive their results today, Sinn Féin Cllr Cora Harvey has urged also those who are disappointed with their results to consider their options. Cllr Harvey said:“Firstly I wish to commend all of the students who collect their Leaving Certresults today. It is the culmination of all of the hard work and effort put in over the last two years and I extend my congratulations to all who have achieved the points required to pursue their chosen courses and careers. “Unfortunately, every year there are some students who are disappointed with the results they have achieved. I would urge those students not to panic and to consider fully all the options available to them.“I would recommend that students who are disappointed with their results to talk to their parents, to their career guidance counsellors, to their teachers and to admissions officers. There is help and guidance available and you can succeed in your chosen career path.”On celebrations, Cllr Harvey said: “I would also urge students to be responsible in socialising over the next few days. Of course, this is a time to enjoy spending time with friends before college starts and students set off on their differentpaths but as young adults, leaving their school days behind, responsible decisions should be made.“Students should take extra care to look after themselves and theirfriends. This can be an emotional time for many young people andexcess alcohol is not the answer.” WARNING TO LEAVING CERT STUDENTS OF DANGERS OF ALCOHOL was last modified: August 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WARNING TO LEAVING CERT STUDENTS OF DANGERS OF ALCOHOLlast_img read more